Even as it skirts stereotype, the types themselves are adeptly fleshed out and will resonate for most people with plenty of lived experience. Moreover, Gilman skillfully grounds her characters' stories and dilemmas in issues of immediate and universal significance. The questions the play raises about them like who is the more selfish given their respective life choices reach down to deeper ones about conformity, consciousness, the meaning of happiness, and the fate of the world we live in.
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